Nightly News   |  October 23, 2013

New trial ordered for Michael Skakel, Kennedy nephew

After years of unsuccessful appeals, a judge in Connecticut ruled Michael Skakel, who is serving 20 years to life for killing his neighbor Martha Moxley, is now entitled to a new trial because his former lawyer failed to adequately defend him. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> of fortune for a member of the extended kennedy family . the murder conviction of michael skakel serving time for killing his neighbor when they were teenagers. the conviction has been thrown out. after years of appeals a judge in connecticut ruled skakel is entitled to a new trial because his lawyer at the time failed to adequately defend him at trial. he's 52, the nephew of robert f. kennedy 's widowethel . he could be out on bail in days.